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Goshen, N.Y. – State Supreme Court Judge Sandra B. Sciortino on Wednesday granted Orange County a preliminary injunction, preventing New York City Mayor Eric Adams from sending additional homeless individuals to Orange County without complying with State Social Services law and a further order from the Court.
This decision was the first of its kind brought by a County against New York City.
“I would like to thank County Attorney Rick Golden and his hard-working attorneys and staff for their work and diligence in achieving this successful result,” Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus said. “This issue needs to be resolved at the State and Federal levels. They must come up with a better plan.”
Judge Sciortino stated in her decision and order that: “The denial of a preliminary injunction will provide the City with unfettered ability to transport groups of individuals, without regard to legal and regulatory authority.”
Judge Sciortino held that: